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    Characterisation ofRubus niveus: a prerequisite to its biological control in oceanic islands

    St. Quinton, Jacqueline M. and Fay, M.F. and Ingrouille, Martin J. and Nicklin, Jane (2011) Characterisation ofRubus niveus: a prerequisite to its biological control in oceanic islands. Biocontrol Science and Technology 21 (6), pp. 733-752. ISSN 0958-3157.

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    Abstract

    This study is intended to inform the search for a biocontrol solution to stem the spread of Rubus niveus, a morphologically-diverse and invasive Rubus species which has become an aggressive invader in areas of the world outside its native range. The fragile biodiversity of islands can be especially threatened by this plant – exemplars of this are the Galápagos archipelago and Hawaii. This report focuses on the morphological and molecular work carried out to establish the homogeneity or intra-specific variation of R. niveus populations within the Galápagos Islands, as well as their kinship with plants of the same name found in Asia. The premise of this study is that genetic closeness between these populations offers increased probability that pathogens of R. niveus in its native range will also provide effective control in the target environment. Increased knowledge of the genetic make-up of R. niveus in both its native and naturalised locations will also help to assess the feasibility of using organisms which have been found to be effective against other Rubus species, but not hitherto considered for R. niveus itself.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): biocontrol, blackberry, molecular, microorganisms, Galápagos, Hawaii
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Science > Biological Sciences
    Research Centre: Structural Molecular Biology, Institute of (ISMB)
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2013 11:53
    Last Modified: 06 Dec 2016 11:25
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/5722

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